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Some readers who were trying to find a deeper meaning in the passage soon noticed that 610 × 910 is actually 4213 (as (4 × 13) + 2 = 54, i.e. 54 in decimal is equal to 42 expressed in base 13).:128 When confronted with this, the author claimed that it was a mere coincidence, stating that "I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."
originally posted by: Slartibartfaster
This thread is about the reason for the number 42 being so prevalent in the world today.